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Our spiritual remains and the sensing of the flow of time

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg introduced a very strange concept into human psychology and spiritual themes. He stated that the Lord God implanted within each of us a place for spiritual truths and affections to flow into our lives. He called this … Continue reading

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When “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” no longer works!

Only Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff have focused on the human consequences of having two distinct kinds of minds—an inner and an outer mind. This dual nature in humans has rendered the spiritual impulses of “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” ineffectual … Continue reading

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Pondering Swedenborg’s Doctrines more deeply

I have been studying Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings for forty years. Each year I am becoming more convinced that I have wrongly interpreted Swedenborg’s insights towards spiritual transformation. It is true that Swedenborg pointed out the incorrectness of the Christian … Continue reading

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True spiritual temptation is very personal and heart-felt

There are those who genuinely seek God’s guidance but who fail to grasp the real process of spiritual cleansing through temptations (spiritual combat). Many think that making a choice between an outwardly negative action and a more positive action is … Continue reading

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Should I keep writing books even after discovering I am a fraud?

My problem is that I write books about spiritual transformation and how we all engage in pretense when acting around others. This unflattering assessment is verified by my own observed behavior. Ironically, the more self-discoveries I make about my own … Continue reading

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Sacred postures and gestures

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg claimed that,  “All affections, whatsoever they are, have corresponding gestures in the body.” (Apocalypse Explained n 77) For instance, bowing down represents adoration from humiliation. An actor on the stage or screen will adopt various postures and … Continue reading

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Creating a predatory inner dictate

It took awhile for me to connect my habitual consciousness and knowledge to my inner conscience (what Emanuel Swedenborg calls the sacred data of one’s “remains”). The special functioning of my remains within my internal natural mind (subconscious mind) represents a … Continue reading

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Helping parents raise good children

All parents want the best for their children. This includes giving them the proper love, comfort and education to help them acquire the curiosity and skills they will need when they go out into the world as young adults. However, … Continue reading

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The nastiest habit a child can ever pick up

This is a habit that both Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff address in their writings about spiritual transformation. These two men agree that young children are close to God because they start life out in innocence. But as they get … Continue reading

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A rare awakening

Over the past weekend, my wife volunteered to prepare a Sunday Supper at an Orthodox Christian Church in honor of a co-worker who recently died of cancer. This was a service project her friend’s church participated in regularly and was … Continue reading

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